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Best Albums of the 1990s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 36,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
19901,971182,137 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,989473,118 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,056275,095 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19932,079296,657 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,306483,014 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,365367,607 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,538300,142 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,562470,669 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,534321,997 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,776293,237 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,1763,463,673

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,599 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:103,960
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,498 votes)
Comments: 362 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,379 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:40,294
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,089 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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25.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:835 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:21,168
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,560 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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288.

Incesticide
Compilation
United States Nirvana
Year of Release:1992Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 1992:31Rank Score:1,725
Rank in 1990s288Overall Rank:1,339
Average Rating:  75/100 (495 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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893.

From The Muddy Banks Of The WishkahUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1996Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1996:95Rank Score:373
Rank in 1990s893Overall Rank:4,570
Average Rating:  73/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Norway 14 1%
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